The goal of this activity is to introduce
participants to coded callsigns, phonetic alphabet, and
Materials:Two compatible radiotelephone sets
legally usable on amateur frequencies, list of phonetic
alphabet, list of procedural signals. Example: TBS set
on BB-59 modified for 50.4Mc, Lafayette HA-460 on
Personnel: Two amateur operators licensed
for the frequency used by the equipment.
Activity: With help from the licensed
amateur, participants will call one station from the
other. Having established contact, they will introduce
themself using phonetics to spell out their name and
optionally their hometown.
Over- Tells the other station it is their
turn to talk.
Out- End of communications.
Roger- Your transmission has been
Phonetic Alphabet (WWII
Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox,
George, Henry, Item, Jig, King, Love, Mike, Nan, Oboe, Peter,
Queen, Roger, Sugar, Tare, Uncle, Victor, William, X-ray,
NB1CR this is N1EPL(by licensed operator at
Hello, First Born, this is Big Mamie,
over.(Visitor on BB-59 to operator at DD-450)
Hello, Big Mamie, this is First Born, go
Hello, First Born, this is Big Mamie. This
is Paul, Peter Able Uncle Love, over.
Hello, Big Mamie, this is First Born.
Roger. This is Dale, Dog Able Love Easy,
Hello, First Born, this is Big Mamie.
N1EPL this is NB1CR(by licensed
BEACON HUNTING WITH MEDIUM FREQUENCY RECEIVER
The goals of this activity are to operate an actual WWII
radio, tune for signals, and identify non-directional beacons
by their Morse identification.
Materials: A functional MF receiver such as RBA, RAK,
RAL. List of NDBs arranged by call letters. Morse
Procedure: After orientation, the participant tunes
the beacon band. On hearing a signal, the frequency and
time are logged, and the identification written down as the
pattern of dits and dahs. The letters are looked up on a
Morse code chart, and the station ID logged.